Regarding the charges of molestation and grooming that Aries Spears and Tiffany Haddish are dealing with, Tiffany Haddish stated that “people have questions.”
“I am aware that there are many questions. I got it. I’m right there with you,” the 42-year-old comedian wrote in the opening line of her Instagram post on Monday.
There isn’t much I can say at the moment because there is an active legal case, sadly.
Even though the “sketch was meant to be comedic, it wasn’t funny at all,” according to the “Night School” star.
“… I sincerely regret agreeing to participate in it. As soon as I can, I really hope to be able to talk a lot more about this scenario, she said.
The siblings, named as Jane Doe, now 22, and John Doe, aged 14, are suing the comedians. As John is a minor, Jane, who is also his legal guardian, is the plaintiff in the case on her own behalf as well as for her brother.
The mother of the siblings claims in the lawsuit that she and Haddish became close during their individual divorces after meeting through humor.
The mother admitted to the Daily Beast, which broke the story of the shocking case, that “we were both going through a divorce.” Divorces are “messy, messy, messy, messy… We just got really, really super, super close.”
When Haddish paid a visit to the summer camp Jane was attending in 2013, she allegedly told her that she had found the youngster “the ideal role” in a commercial. The lawsuit claims that Haddish and Spears, both 47, were aware of the circumstances of the shoot while Haddish and her mother, Jane, were not.
Haddish allegedly instructed Jane throughout the shoot in fellatio impersonation for a joke about young people fighting over a sub sandwich.
Jane told the Daily Beast, “I attempted to emulate what they wanted me to do, but it still came out just incredibly uncomfortable. “I was aware that I hadn’t finished what they had asked me to accomplish when I exited the booth.”
Before sending Jane home, Haddish allegedly paid her $100, according to the lawsuit.
Haddish allegedly got in touch with John once more a year later to express interest in him for a Nickelodeon sizzle reel.
According to the lawsuit, Haddish and Spears sexually assaulted the young child while recording “Through a Pedophile’s Eyes,” a frightening video that was later released on Funny or Die and other internet platforms.
According to a statement given to the Daily Beast by a Funny or Die official, the company “thought this video incredibly abhorrent and would never produce such stuff. This video’s conception, creation, funding, or production was not a part of our efforts. It was posted to the website as user-generated content and deleted in 2018 as soon as it was discovered.
Debra Opri, Spears’ lawyer, angrily refuted the accusations and referred to them as a “shakedown” in a statement.
Andrew Brettler, Haddish’s lawyer, agreed that the action is an attempt at extortion.
Trizah Morris, the mother of the plaintiff, has been attempting to make these false accusations against Ms. Haddish for a number of years.
Every lawyer who first took on her case—and there were a number of them—finally quit it once it was obvious that the allegations were false and Ms. Haddish would not be blackmailed.